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as "your voice, your vote," and abc's david kerley at the white house tonight. >> reporter: it is mitt romney's mantra, repeated nearly daily. >> we're going to get rid of obama care. we're going to stop it on day one. we're going to replace it with something better. >> reporter: so this morning, surprise when it sounded like the republican was changing positions. >> i'm not getting rid of all of health care reform. of course, there are a number of things that i like in health care reform that i'm going to put in place, one is to make sure that those with pre-existing conditions can get coverage. >> reporter: and allowing families to cover their children indefinitely. a shift in position? no, says the romney campaign. romney wants to replace what he calls obama care with his own plan, but romney would include some of the very same elements in the president's effort. >> their basic idea is that since government can't do everything, it should do almost nothing. if you can't afford health insurance, i hope you don't get sick. >> reporter: the president's defense came in florida where he g
. tonight, abc's david kerley. >> reporter: it was a gruesome crime that gripped the country decades ago. a pregnant mother, her two daughters, stabbed repeatedly and beaten to death at ft. bragg. >> i did not murder my wife. i did not murder my children. >> reporter: but green beret and medical doctor jeffery macdonald was convicted of killing his family. which led to a best-selling book, "dayal vision." even a tv min kneel series. >> captain jeffrey macdonald, green beret doctor here on the base. >> reporter: the killings came just months after the manson murders in california. macdonald has always claimed this case was similar. hippies -- three men and a woman coming into his house, murdering his family. all these years later, oscar-winning documentarian errol morris' new book about the case has raised new questions. >> no one has really established a strong case against him. i, myself, see no evidence which links him to the crime. >> reporter: tomorrow, macdonald gets another chance in court, asking that witness statements and hairs found in the house that don't match the family be a
charged with brutally killing his pregnant wife and two young daughters. more from david kerley. >> reporter: it was a gruesome crime that gripped the country. >> one of the nations those of controversial cases. >> reporter: a pregnant mother, her two daughters stabbed repeatedly at ft. bragg. >> i did not murder my wife, i did not murder my children. >> reporter: but green beret and medical doctor jeffrey macdonald was convicted of killing his own family. >> capital jeff macdonald here on the base. >> reporter: the killings came just months after the manson murders in california. macdonald claimed this case was similar, hippies, three men and a woman, coming into his house. now erroll morris book. >> none what has seen a link. >> reporter: macdonald is asking that hair samples found in the house be admitteded as dna evidence. >> at the time, there were so many inconsistency, it's the newly discovered dna evidence that casts another light. >> reporter: but will it change his conviction of 33 years ago? >> i'm sitting in prison. i'm wrongfully convicted. >> these hearings in fron
campaign, just where they stand in those key states. abc's david kerley joins us with more from washington. >> reporter: good morning, bianna. this is a game of hop scotch as candidates jump one state to state. romney is now highlighting a stumble. romney went after the democrats' awkwardly inserting god into their platform. >> i will not take god out of our platform. i will not take god out of my heart. >> reporter: the president wants to remove "in god we trust" from coins? no said his campaign. in florida, it was the florida, it was the president mocking those questions about his birth certificate. >> you were born in hawaii. >> on kauai. >> you have a birth er certific? >> say, yes, sir. >> reporter: the romney campaign said that it's not leading in any of the states, at best, a tie in some. before the convention, the president was up 6 in florida. but numbers changed and that lead in wisconsin may have disappeared because this morning. >> here in wisconsin, we're not better off under obama. because wisconsin added to other battleground states. which is why you'll hear statements like
, just where they stand in those key states. abc's david kerley joins us with more from washington. good morning, david. >> reporter: good morning, bianna. this is a game of hopscotch as candidates jump one state to another. this small group of states and mitt romney is highlighting a stumble at the democratic convention. in virginia, mitt romney went after the democrats' awkwardly inserting the word "god" into their platform. he seemed to take it a step further. >> i will not take god out of our platform. i will not take god out of my heart. sxwlr was romney suggesting that the president wants to remove "in god we trust" from coins? no said his campaign. in florida, it was the florida, it was the president mocking those questions about his birth certificate. when he ran into a nearly 7-year-old. >> you were born in hawaii. >> on kauai. >> you have a birth certificate? >> say, yes, sir. >> reporter: this exchange in a key battleground state, one of ten that will ultimately decide the election. also this morning, the romney campaign admits that it's not leading in any of the states, at be
, and abc's david kerley leads us off tonight. >> reporter: mitt romney raised $6 million in los angeles last night. but it's the number of fund-raisers versus appearances, which is worrying some republicans who feel the race slipping away. and are and inning big campaign changes. romney was dismissive when "60 minutes" asked if he can turn around his campaign. >> well, it doesn't need to turn around. we have a campaign that is tied with the incumbent president of the united states. >> reporter: tied in national polls but not leading in any states that may win the race. and after the release of a secret tape, the held of the republican party was asked about the apparent disconnect over changing strategy. >> is he in denial? >> i don't think so, george. i think that we had a good week last week. we were able to frame up the debate. >> reporter: while romney says he doesn't need a turnaround, his campaign is kicking off a new strategy tonight. advisers promise an intense battleground schedule, in colorado tonight, then ohio and virginia. it's still not enough to quiet even republican criti
ka'aihue and other domestic issues. david? >> david kerley in washington tonight, david, thanks very much. >>> i want to bring in abc news political analyst matt dowd who advised both republican and democratic campaigns age that is always great to have you with us. you have three things for everyone to watch for. one of the things you point out body language could have a bigger impact on words. we remember al gore and george bush having a field day with those. >> i've had a record of that in texas. >> as if the sighing weren't bad enough gore's behavior got worse. [ laughter ] >> in that same year we remember the moment when al gore got up, walked over towards governor bush and this is his reaction. >> flying to get things done. >> and i believe i can. [ laughter ] >> famous moment, years prior there was h.w. bush checking his watch. famous moments. are these debate prep teams saying this is what you don't do. >> at this point in time they're emphasizing style as opposed to substance right now because debates have changed people's minds have been about physical characteristics and ma
of brutally killing his pregnant wife and two young daughters. more now from abc's david kerley. >> reporter: it was a gruesome crime that gripped the country. >> one of the nations those of controversial cases. >> reporter: a pregnant mother, her two daughters stabbed repeatedly at ft. bragg. >> i did not murder my wife, i did not murder my children. >> reporter: but green beret and medical doctor jeffrey macdonald was convicted of killing his family which led to a best-selling book "fatal vision" even a tv minute any series. >> captain jeffrey macdonald here on the base. >> reporter: the killings came just months after the manson murders in california. macdonald claimed this case was similar, hippies, three men and a woman, coming into his house. murdering his family. all these years later, oscar-wins documentaran is writing a book. >> i myself see no evidence linking him to the crime. >> reporter: macdonald is asking that witness statements and hairs found in the house that don't match the family be admitted as dna evidence. >> at the time, there were so many inconsistencies, it's the new
for putting out this spreading fire. abc's david kerley is at the white house this morning. david, what do we know about what the administration is actually doing to stop this. >> reporter: lama mentioned already, that more reinforcements, more marines are going to the embassies where there's been the biggest trouble. the president has been on the phone and will continue to work the phones, i'm told, talking to the leaders there. saying it's their responsibility to protect our embassies in these countries. those are the two big things you'll see. the president is here at the white house throughout the weekend and will continue to monitor the situation, dan. >> since this jump, the crisis had a real political overtone. how is it playing, as of this morning in the presidential race? >> reporter: you know, this is something that could be a problem for the president politically. he's tried to create new relationships in the middle east. some of his national security credibility is on the line, depending on where the situation goes over the next couple of weeks. mitt romney was very critical early
off a bus tour, but will it be enough to regain the momentum? it's your voice, your vote. david kerley has the latest from washington. >> reporter: the days are slipping away now. and many republicans are begging mitt romney to reset his campaign. the candidate has answer which may not satisfy all of those critics who are talking back to him. some of the gop complain romney is losing. he's not on the trial enough. spending too much time fund-raising. as he was last night in california. >> they were just coming to town to see you. and keep the campaign going. it's nonstop. >> reporter: there are calls for big changes for his campaign, which romney dismisses on "60 minutes." >> i got a very effective campaign, it's doing a very good job. >> reporter: so, will he turn around his campaign? >> well, it doesn't need a turnaround. we got a campaign that's tied with an incumbent president of the united states. >> reporter: that's what romney says. while he seizes on the president's line that he can't change washington from the inside, the romney campaign is changing. with aides promising an in
, your vote." with just 38 days left to election day. and david kerley joins us from the white house with an inside look at how both sides are prepping. david? >> reporter: good morning, bianna. this is the year that these debates could be critical. so, both candidates are spending a lot of time preparing. heading back to boston for more debate practice, mitt romney would not endorse the view that the debates could be do-or-die for his campaign. >> i don't think anyone would suggest that the debates are not important. i can't tell you how important it will be. it will be a good chance for the president and for me to have a conversation with the american people about our respective views. >> four more years. >> reporter: mr. obama spent a couple of hours practicing yesterday, as well. and has three days set aside for more practice. it's nicknamed debate camp. and near the end of camp, like now, it's a full-on mock debate. following the time rules, podiums the exact distance apart, and fill-ins for the opposition. neera tanden has played the role, preparing joe biden. >> it's only tens
's david kerley. >> reporter: it was a gruesome crime that gripped the country. >> one of the nation's most controversial murder cases. >> reporter: a pregnant mother, her two daughters, stabbed repeatedly and beaten to death at ft. bragg. >> i did not murder my wife. i did not murder my children. >> reporter: but green beret and medical doctor jeffrey macdonald was convicted of killing his family, which led to a best-selling book "fatal vision, oots even a tv mini series. >> captain jeffrey macdonald, green beret doctor here on the base. >> reporter: the killings came months after the manson murders in california. macdonald always claimed the case was similar -- hippies, three men, woman, coming into his house, murdering his family. all these years later, oscar-winning documentarian earl morris's book about the case has raised new questions. >> no one has really established a strong case against him. i myself see no evidence which links him to the crime. >> reporter: macdonald gets another chance in court, asking that witness statements and hairs found in the house that don't match the fam
before election day. for more, here's abc's david kerley. >> reporter: mitt romney raised $6 million in los angeles, but it's the number of fund-raisers versus appearances, which is worrying some republicans who feel the race slipping away and are demanding big campaign changes. romney was dismissive when cbs' "60 minutes" asked if he can turn around his campaign. >> well, it doesn't need a turnaround. we've got a campaign, which is tied with an incumbent president of the united states. >> reporter: tied in national polls but not leading in any states that may decide the race. and after the release of a secretly taped video of romney saying 47% of americans are victims who want government handouts, the head of the republican party was asked about the apparent disconnect over changing strategy. >> but is he in denial? >> no, i don't think so, george. i think that we had a good week last week. we were able to frame up the debate. >> reporter: while romney says he doesn't need a turnaround, his campaign is kicking off a new strategy. advisers promise an intense battleground schedule in
by the replacement refs, there was something else. an apology. abc's david kerley is standing by at the stadium in baltimore where the refs are back in business tonight. david? >> reporter: good evening, george. the real referees are working the game behind me in baltimore. in fact, we saw that team arrive here and head to the dressing room to put on their striped shirts. all this, after an apology today for what some are calling the worst call in nfl history. nfl players couldn't contain their glee. >> oh, they did? sweet! >> reporter: a great day for america, the white house said. the lockout over, the referees back. but the nfl's reputation is badly bruised. >> do i look relieved? >> reporter: the commissioner made the deal just two days after this call monday night by replacement refs, giving a win to seattle instead of green bay. >> the call on the field stands. touchdown. >> reporter: some say it cost betters hundreds of millions of dollars. but it was 70,000 phone calls to the league and hundreds of thousands of tweets, which led the commissioner to apologize today. >> we're sorry to hav
's your voice, your vote. abc's david kerley has more. >> reporter: this is politics as contact sports. >> the only thing that i'm not going to do, though, is get into a middle of an argument between hawkeyes and huskers fans. on the first day of the college football season, paul ryan tailgated with his al ma mayer the and romney used a metaphor to attack president obama. >> 23 million people are out of look, or stopped looking for cook. if you have a coach, 0 to 23 million, you say it's time to get a new coach. >> reporter: whether the polls show it now romney was feeling a bounce after the convention in cincinnati. a long-standing ovation. florida, they joined forces to campaign. >> look, it's time for us to take responsibility for the course of america to get back on track. >> reporter: the president zblsh >> hello, iowa! >> reporter: hit another battle ground state. and belittled the republican affair claiming that romney knows how to create jobs and won't share that secret with voters. >> it was a rerun. you might as well watched it on a black and white tv. there was a lot of talk
and bee start with david kerley. >> the president is appealing to his core groups in those all-important battleground stalts. just a couple of hours ago, a college campus in colorado. for both sides, their messages are coming into focus. >> reporter: the president told the students the republican convention was selling outdated economic ideas. >> an agenda that was better suited for the last century. it was a rerun. it could have been on nick at night. [ laughter ] we've seen it before. you might as well have watched it on a black and white tv with some rabbit ears. >> reporter: mitt romney was on the attack too, with his first weekend of college football providing a metaphor. >> one of the promises he made, he was going to create more jobs. today 23 million people are out of work or stopped looking for work or underemployed. let me tell you, if you have a coach that's zero and 23 million, you do say it's time to get a new coach? >> another possible distraction for romney, reports that the new york attorney general is probing the tax practices of some of the country's biggest p
's locked in a likability war with president obama. this is perhaps romney's biggest weakness. david kerley has more from the white house. >> good morning. by all measures this is still a close race. couple of weeks to the debates. one question that mitt romney is having a big hard time winning. who do you like? so, get ready for another charm offensive. yesterday, romney went to his grandson's soccer game. this week, he and wife ann appeared on live with kelly and michael. >> honey boo boo or snooki? >> i'm kind of a snooki fan. >> by the way, ann squeezes the tooth paste from the top. mitt from the bottom. why the warm and fuzzy? while the president has a slight lead among expected lead he's running away in the likability figures? the president will laugh it up on the letterman show. which candidate is more personab personable? more likable? it's obama 61%. who would you want to have dinner with, 52%. but the real worry for romney is the question about the economy. which the obama campaign set up in a new ad. >> he keeps saying it. >> this president can't tell us that you're better off to
, your vote with just 37 days left until the election. david kerley is with us here at the desk. good to see you. >> dan, this is a big debate. this is part performance, part policy. the stakes are always high. for mitt romney, some are saying it's make or break. for the president, it's about not letting his challenger back in the race. president obama is in nevada this morning when he'll spend the next three days in debate camp. and he heads into the debate with the latest gallup tracking poll still showing president obama showing a lead this morning, 6 points. >> if romney doesn't do well in this debate it will be hard to get back in this race. >> mitt romney has to avoid be appearing detached. his to-do list, the three cs show compassion, that he's competent and that he indeed can connect to voters. >> on those three cs, that's where he's got to really do well. >> reporter: while they lead in the polls, team obama know that debates can be a game-changer. he needs to avoid appearing irritable aor impatient. >> they need him to answer questions short, concise. >> the pressure is on f
. but first, abc's david kerley is at the white house. good morning, david. >> reporter: good morning, bianna. flat. disappointing. someone called it a dismal jobs report. and it has the president asking for more time. the president bounded on to a stage in new hampshire, less than 12 hours after accepting his nomination, trying to put the most positive spin he could on those disappointing jobs numbers. >> after losing around 800,000 jobs a month when i took office, business, once again, added jobs for the 30th month in a row. >> reporter: true. still, 23 million americans are unemployed. and the president acknowledges all the frustration. >> that's not good enough. we know it's not good enough. we need to create more jobs, faster. >> reporter: and that is part of a new narrative, which the president introduced in his acceptance speech. pleading for patience. >> yes, our path is harder. but it leads to a better place. yes, our road is longer. but we travel it together. >> reporter: selling his path, even though the jobs numbers play right into the hands of the republicans. so, mr. obama conti
years after declaring the end to the u.s. combat mission in iraq. david kerley is at the white house this morning. david, the president trying to draw some stark contrast with his challenger in that speech. >> reporter: dan, very quickly, the obama campaign pointed out that not once did mitt romney mention the war in afghanistan or the military. so, the president stopped at ft. bliss, surrounded by soldiers. it was an official stop. but that didn't stop the president pointing out his record. he meant what he said. ending the war in iraq, going aft after al qaeda. >> even as this war ends, we will stay vigilant until afghanistan is never again a course for attacks against america. never again. >> reporter: the big message for the president to the soldiers is that the commitment of the country to those soldiers is just beginning. he talks about mental health and several other issues facing our soldiers. dan? >> he talked about the message there. now, the president gears up for the democratic convention. is there an overriding theme they're hoping to convey? >> reporter: yeah. choice, c
care was a main topic yesterday. abc's david kerley explains. >> it is mitt romney's mantra repeated nearly daily. >> we will get rid of obama care. >> stop it day one. >> replace it with something better. >> reporter: surprise when it sounded like the republican was changing positions. >> i am not getting rid of all health care reform. a number of things i like in health care reform. i will put in place. one is to make sure those with pre-existing conditions can get coverage. >> alug families to cover their children indefinitely. a shift in position, no, says the romney campaign. romney wants to replace what he calls obama care with his own plan. but romney would include some of the very same elements in the president's effort. >> basic idea since government can't do everything it should do almost nothing. if you can't afford health insurance, hope you don't get sick. >> reporter: the president's defense came in florida where he got quite a welcome. and a lift from a pizza joint owner. he had breakfast with seniors before renewing his attack on the romney/ryan medicare plan. >> thei
this weekend. it's your voice, your vote. abc's david kerley has more. >> we'll take america back. >> vote. >> reporter: this is politics as contact sports. >> the only thing that i'm not going to do, though, is get into a middle of an argument between hawkeyes and huskers fans. i'm not going to go there. >> reporter: on the first day of the college football season, paul ryan tailgated with his alma mater and romney used a metaphor as his message to attack president obama. >> 23 million people are out of look, or stopped looking for work. or underemployed. if you have a coach that's 0 to 23 million, you say it's time to get a new coach. >> reporter: whether the polls show it now, mitt romney was feeling a bounce after the convention. in cincinnati, a long standing ovation. then, to another toss-up state, florida, where they joined forces to campaign. >> look, it's time for us to take responsibility for the course of america to get us back on track. you can change the course of this country. >> reporter: the president. >> hello, iowa! >> reporter: hit another battleground state on his way t
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